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Ukrainian Prosecutors To Investigate Kyiv Police Actions

KYIV -- Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office has announced the creations of a special group of prosecutors to review several detentions by Kyiv police, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service reports.

Ukrainian Deputy Prosecutor General Yuriy Udartsov said the decision to review the cases was made in light of "some irregularities" by police in Kyiv's Shevchenko district, particularly the death last month of 20-year-old student Ihor Indyla while in police custody.

Indyla died at the police station shortly after being taken there by police, who said Indyla was drunk and that he suffered a head injury after falling.

The Shevchenko district prosecutor's office opened a criminal investigation into Indyla's death on May 28.

Several police department employees have been charged with abuse of power resulting in manslaughter in connection with Indyla's death.